Kern County Vital Records

Search Kern County CA vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Kern County Clerk Office

Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records for their municipality. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for vital records, which are available to the public. The office maintains certificates, death certificate, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Delano Clerk Delano CA 1015 11th Avenue 93215 661-720-2228

Kern County Clerk Bakersfield CA 1115 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-868-3590


Kern County Health Department

Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that took place in their county or state. Many Health Departments have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Arvin Health Department Arvin CA 204 South Hill Street 93203 661-854-5411

Kern County Health Department Bakersfield CA 125 El Tejon Avenue 93308 661-868-5250

Kern County Health Department Mojave CA 1775 California 58 Business 93501 661-824-7066

Kern County Health Department Bakersfield CA 1800 Mount Vernon Avenue 93306 661-321-3000

Kern County Health Department Taft CA 315 N Lincoln St 93268 661-763-8591

Kern County Health Department Ridgecrest CA 250 West Ridgecrest Boulevard 93555 760-384-5838

Kern County Health Department Lake Isabella CA 7050 Lake Isabella Boulevard 93240 760-549-2094

Kern Delano County Health Department Delano CA 455 Lexington Street 93215 661-725-5333

Shafter Health Department Shafter CA 329 Central Valley Hwy 93263 661-746-7562

Wasco Health Department Wasco CA 8108 8TH St 93280 661-758-3006


Kern County Marriage License Office

Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in the office’s jurisdiction. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses they have issued, which are available to the public. In many locations, Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Kern County Marriage License Bakersfield CA 1115 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-868-3743


Kern County Coroner & Medical Examiner

Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain records by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Kern County Medical Examiner & Coroner Bakersfield CA 1832 Flower Street 93305 661-868-0100


Kern County Town & City Hall

The Town Hall or City Hall is the chief administrative office that runs the town or city. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including vital records. You can find birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Arvin City Hall Arvin CA 200 Campus Drive 93203 661-854-3134

Bakersfield City Hall Bakersfield CA 1600 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-326-3767

California City City Hall California CA 21000 Hacienda Boulevard 93505 760-373-8661

Delano City Hall Delano CA 1015 11th Avenue 93215 661-721-9985

Maricopa City Hall Maricopa CA 400 California Street 93252 661-769-8279

McFarland City Hall McFarland CA 401 West Kern Avenue 93250 661-792-2121

Ridgecrest City Hall Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5040

Shafter City Hall Shafter CA 336 Pacific Avenue 93263 661-746-5000

Taft City Hall Taft CA 209 East Kern Street 93268 661-763-1222

Tehachapi City Hall Tehachapi CA 115 South Robinson Street 93561 661-822-2200

Wasco City Hall Wasco CA 764 E Street 93280 661-758-7200